It is now a confirmed fact that many denials that President Trump will never be able to administer a vaccine this year have been wrong. Fortunately, he did what they insisted could not be done.
But the crowd that can’t be made now has a second childish act: a pathetic and mischievous recognition of the miracle that Trump and his team did. Those who express keen gratitude for a fact they cannot deny include the man who has reason to be the most grateful of all Americans.
“I think the administration deserves some credit for doing this with Operation Warp Speed,” Joe Biden said as he received the vaccine against Trump.
“Any credit?” Then who deserves the rest of the credit?
Also note that Biden cannot go so far as to say “President Trump.” Only the “administration” deserves “some credit”.
There are stingy things. Imagine for a second that Trump did not push as hard as he did and instead allowed research, development, and human studies to follow the usual process of extraction through the maze of checkpoints.
This would mean a delay of four or five years, putting the onset of the vaccine near or after the end of Biden’s term. In the long run, how many more Americans would have died from the coronavirus? Another half a million? One million, 2 million?
Regardless of the horrible extra charge, the worst was clearly avoided and many, many lives were saved.
Also think about the economic impact of spending another four or five years without a vaccine. Repeated waves of infections have been met with several blockages and restrictions, reducing or eliminating incomes for tens of millions of families and bringing cities and states closer to bankruptcy. Even Washington’s printing presses would have had trouble keeping up.
There is little doubt about how Biden himself would have reacted in the absence of a vaccine. He said during the campaign that he would “follow science” and if that meant national blockages and home orders, so be it. One of his top advisers suggested that a four- to six-week blockade across the country would control the pandemic and allow the economy to reopen.
Correct, except remember that the initial blockages would be only two weeks and that it would be enough to smooth the curve. That was nine months ago.
In fact, the Trump vaccine is a great gift for the nation and the world and includes the Biden administration. His agenda on issues such as climate and tax increases would have been dead on arrival without a way to reopen the country and give people hope that better and safer days will come.
The vaccine will also allow Biden to follow something like a normal presidency, in the sense that he will no longer be forced to avoid contact with most people because of his age and health problems. He campaigned primarily from his Delaware basement, but it is inconceivable that he could have ruled while isolated in the oval office and locked in the White House.
The vaccine will release him personally, so he shouldn’t ask too much for Biden to acknowledge Trump’s contribution in a complete and honest way. But it seems to demand too much.
However, with the successful production of the vaccine and the distribution and administration of millions of doses, Operation Warp Speed must be considered Trump’s greatest achievement as president. It’s hard to believe that any other commander-in-chief in modern times would have done almost as well, let alone better.
This was a triumph of the first order, possible by the force of his personality. Trump’s relentless pressure on private companies, as well as extensive bureaucracy, has turned what many in the left-wing media and even some in the medical community saw as a pipe dream into a life-saving reality.
It is as if his decision not to take prisoners has been made for the time being, an impression that adds to the irony, given that the pandemic destroyed the last year of his presidency and probably cost him another four years. In the run-up to the election, a majority of voters offered the president a cut in how he treated the coronavirus, with a Pew poll in early October giving Biden a 17-point lead on the issue, despite proposing something significant. different from what Trump was doing.
We also recall that before the outbreak, Trump seemed to be heading for an almost certain victory, largely based on the roaring economy. Unemployment rates for blacks and Latin Americans have reached record lows, and wages have risen faster for workers at the bottom and middle than at the top.
The average family income in 2019 was the highest ever recorded, at 68,703 USD, an increase of 6.8% in just one year, according to Census Bureau statistics. This amount was over $ 6,000 higher than the average household income in 2016, the last year of the Obama-Biden administration.
But fear and fighting political fear, combined with an economic freeze that once cost more than 40 million people, have vaporized the president’s force majeure.
His commitment to rebuilding what was destroyed failed to counter Biden’s and the media’s argument that Trump initially failed to understand the severity of the outbreak and lacked sincere sympathy for grieving families.
So, despite the fact that the vaccine came soon enough to save a huge number of lives, it came too late to save Trump’s job.
However, it was a remarkable achievement for which all Americans should be grateful.
It’s his slogan!
Main title: Robinhood is accused of fraudulent investors.
Guess the investors didn’t read the book. Robin Hood and his merry men steal from the rich. That’s their job!
A cure for dead voters
Reader Frank Giabia has an idea of how to combat a form of electoral fraud – voting for the dead. He writes: “When my father passed away, I contacted social security for advice. They told me I already knew. Apparently they were advised of the funeral or received the death certificate.
“Why can’t the same system be used to notify election commissions?”
Biden’s signals to “independent” AG
Joe Biden has repeatedly said, including at Tuesday’s news conference, that he will not discuss the FBI’s tax investigation into his son Hunter Biden with the person he nominates for attorney general.
Do not have to. By publicly suggesting, as he did on Tuesday, that part of the media coverage of his son’s behavior is “Russian misinformation,” Biden gives an unmistakable signal that Hunter Biden is a victim, not a perpetrator.
Any potential AG candidate who misses the signal will not receive the job. Case closed.